Lion of the Blogosphere

Biggest March blizzards in NYC history

March 7-8, 1941: 18.1 inches (in Central Park)
March 12-14, 1888: 21.0

Could the Blizzard of 2017 set a new all-time record?

Will an all-time blizzard record make people some kvetching about global warming for at least a few weeks?

(By the way, March 12-13 1993 was known as the “Superstorm” but it only dumped 10.6″ on Central Park, and tomorrow’s blizzard is a lock to surpass that.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 13, 2017 at 3:36 pm

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  1. Nothing like a freak weather event to show all those scientists that nothing strange is going on with the weather.


    March 13, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    • Snow requires COLD WEATHER otherwise it’s rain. With global warming, there’s not supposed to be big NYC snowstorms in March!

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 13, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      • The liberal narrative isn’t only about global warming, but carbon emissions distorting seasonal norms.


        March 13, 2017 at 11:36 pm

      • It also requires warmth to get moisture into the air. Remember that both poles are deserts. You seem to have a very primitive understanding of weather systems. I don’t know much more if nothing else I’m very aware of what I don’t know.

        And none of that has anything to do with my main point which is that freak weather events are inconsistent with the hypothesis that weather patterns aren’t changing in significant ways. Which no one but you is even arguing any more. The same people that used to say there was no global warming have virtually all moved on to saying that global warming is happening but it’s not caused by human activity.


        March 14, 2017 at 10:00 am

      • It’s not really a freak weather event. Blizzard of 1888 was freak. Washington Jefferson storm of 1772 was way freakier than any modern storm.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 14, 2017 at 10:16 am

    • Seriously. What’s that? A blizzard in winter? In New York?? Global warming is obviously a hoax.


      March 13, 2017 at 6:46 pm

  2. “Will an all-time blizzard record make people some kvetching about global warming for at least a few weeks?”

    Yer kidding, right?

    Snowing? Climate change! Not snowing? Climate change! Cold out? Climate change! Hot out? Climate change!

    Drought in California? Climate change! Overflowing dam due to excess rain in California? Climate change!

    [You can look up the last two – the Atlantic did a really cool photo essay / story that showed the empty lake behind the Oroville dam during the drought – the comments? All about climate change]

    Steve Johnson

    March 13, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    • Yeah, the senile Jerry Brown told us a couple of years ago that the drought was going to be permanent, and that the water “is never coming back,” I imagine to excuse not spending money on dam maintenance and building new reservoirs. The real problem is we’ve got a water infrastructure designed for 20 million people, but twice that many live here. And these people think open borders is a swell idea.

      Sgt. Joe Friday

      March 13, 2017 at 5:32 pm

  3. Isn’t this counting your chickens before they hatch?


    March 13, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    • With climate change, the hatchlings will die.


      I remember the winter of 93-94 as brutally cold. Or was it 94-95? Whichever, it was horrible.


      March 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      • I wouldn’t remember, I was in Arizona, and the winter was very pleasant, a welcome respite from the 100+ degree heat of summer.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      • Isn’t this counting your chickens before they hatch?

        Not this week’s forecast will be as bogus as climate models from 2 decades ago that wrongly predicted global warming levels.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        March 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      • Arizona is the prole man’s New Mexico. I’m not discouraging you to move back, it is what it is!


        March 13, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      • No, New Mexico is poorer than Arizona.


        March 14, 2017 at 11:17 am

      • Unless we’re talking about Area 51-Roswell where grey extraterresterials are lurking, Arizona is prolier than New Mexico.

        Besides the unaesthetic quality of Phoenix, Arizona is literally a desert when it comes to culture. The entire state/populace leans Republican, which means it is anti-intellectual, anti-Hispanic, and perhaps anti-Native American. I can bet there are many Arizonian bastards out there who would tear down any vestiges associated with the natives, simply because these nutbags think like sexually aroused men with their penises when it comes to their patriotism.

        New Mexico on the other hand has pretty architecture, and Santa Fe represents a museum for the South West. It is also more expensive to live there than Phoenix, simply because of this reason.


        March 14, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      • Phoenix has an art museum and so does Scottsdale. There are plays, concenrts, an art gallery district. Nope, not a cultural desert, just a heat and humidity desert.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 14, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      • And I assume none of these institutions feature anything related to the South West, just another NYC-Broadway in the desert.


        March 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      • Mount Pinatubo was very active from 91 to 93 . It was the biggest series of eruptions since Krakatoa. Twenty million tons of sulphur dioxide went into the atmosphere. Global temperatures dropped by 0.5°C.

        Dr Hook

        March 14, 2017 at 11:34 am

      • New Mexico is poorer but aren’t places like Santa Fe nicer and classier than Arizona, which people describe as the Florida of the west?


        March 14, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      • Arizona is classier than most places in Florida.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 14, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      • Santa Fe is an outlier. On the whole AZ is quite nice. Northern Tucson, near the mountains, is gorgeous. Sedona, Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Prescott — gorgeous. Stunning, actually.


        March 14, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      • I just looked it up and AZ median household income is $51K, NM is $43K. I’m surprised both are that high.


        March 14, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      • Arizona is the like Staten Island of the South West. It’s prole, a culture desert, and quite a number of guidos from NYC move there.


        March 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      • No, guidos from NYC move to Florida. Arizona attracts people form Chicago and Los Angeles.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      • Yes, they do. I know 4 guidos who moved out there. Not one of them have ever visited California, let alone New Mexico. Arizona like Florida, represents another cheap alternative to California, when it comes to the warm clime.


        March 14, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      • There is no place in Arizona that is equivalent to Santa Fe. Arizona ranks bottom of the South Western states.

        Arizona might not be as prole as Texas or Oklahoma, but it is not as desirable compared to Denver, New Mexico and Utah.


        March 14, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    • According to Al Stewart, the coldest winter in memory was 1709.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 13, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      • Lol. I’m not *that* old.

        The blizzard of 1888 was the worst ever apparently. Also in 1888 was the “Children’s Blizzard.” 1888 was a tough year for weather.


        March 13, 2017 at 7:25 pm

  4. OT:

    I hate to change the subject, but I think this is worth a post.

    I am watching that Big Little Lies program, although I am a little behind given that I am only on the second episode. It’s an interesting show because the characters balance out in such a way as to not really be annoying, even though there is ample opportunity to really develop a deep an abiding hatred for many of them. Yet, you have some empathy because of the circumstances in which they find themselves.

    Two plot lines really drove home many of the issues we discuss on this blog.

    First, when Reese Witherspoon notices that her 16-year old daughter has birth control pills. Reese demands to know who gave her the prescription for those pills. Did Dr. So-and-So do that and why would she without her permission? Her daughter responds that she got it from Planned Parenthood. Here in a nutshell is exactly why Planned Parenthood exists and what it’s real purpose is: to provide medical care for minors outside of the knowledge and control of the parents. It’s not about abortions or “my body, my choice.” It is an alternative authority the kids can go to, to be indoctrinated in nonsense, and to have the parents pick up the pieces when things go wrong. This one storyline demonstrates why Planned Parenthood needs to be defunded.

    Second, Ziggy kisses Annabelle and gets in trouble. The principal engages in a sidebar to a police investigator, claiming how his thesis coined the term “helicopter parent” and that these people are the epitome of that description. Yet, the reason why Ziggy is in trouble is because of the institutional rules essentially criminalizing his behavior. Without the “helicopter parent” involved in this process, the kid would get completely steamrolled.

    So, what we have, in Planned Parenthood and the derisive “helicopter parenting,” and really attempts to drive wedges between children and parents, an important plank of Cultural Marxism.


    March 13, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    • I don’t think it’s OT, the blizzard and all the messed up weather are caused by homosexuality, promiscuity and abortion. We don’t know for sure, but we know that the Almighty hares these sinful acts and can attribute the cause to them until proven otherwise.


      March 14, 2017 at 12:17 am

  5. Lion,
    Did you ever read State of Fear by Michael Crichton? It’s a great read (written two years before he died). He also gave some great speeches on global warming. His views are my views: Yes, it’s somewhat of a “problem” but by no means a catastrophe. It can be petty easily managed.

    PS I’m supposed to get 21 inches tomorrow in NJ!


    March 13, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    • I hope we get more in BK. Gonna spend the day reading and working out with kettlebells. Yay!


      March 14, 2017 at 12:21 am

    • It’s 800 pages. That’s a lot. Lion ain’t gonna read thus. You read the whole thing?


      March 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

  6. This blizzard is because of Trump. If HRC was elected, our weather would be perfect!


    March 14, 2017 at 1:55 am

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